Why IBM’s Watson Health buys let us peek behind the curtain to the future of healthcare

IBM has been experiencing quite a few challenges in its core IT business with the shift in market trends and is now moving to reposition itself as a cloud platform and cognitive solutions company with IBM Watson. The company launched the Watson Health unit last April and forayed into the growing, dynamic health information technology market. IBM has since invested more than $4 billion into Watson Health by acquiring four Healthcare IT companies so far including Phytel, a population health management company; Explorys, a healthcare data analytics company; the $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare, an imaging platform company; and the $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven, a health data analytics company. With the Phytel and Explorys acquisitions, IBM claims it now has 100 million patient records. With the Merge Healthcare…


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